Day Four – #SeptVinylChallenge – Four Album Titles that Describe Me

This was a tough assignment. While finding four albums that describe you can be an easy task (fine four albums your love and Viola! You have the post) but in this case it was four album titles that best describe you. That is a bit harder. So I dug deep, did some real thinking, andContinue reading “Day Four – #SeptVinylChallenge – Four Album Titles that Describe Me”

Day Three – #SeptVinylChallenge – An Album Given to me because I collect

I was born in 1973. The day I was born the biggest album in the United States and the world was Carol King's Tapestry. It was a singer songwriter album of sorts and is still considered one of the great folk/singer-songwriter album of all-time. The album is anchored by such mega-hits as I Feel theContinue reading “Day Three – #SeptVinylChallenge – An Album Given to me because I collect”

Day Two – #SeptVinylChallenge – Disappointing Follow-Up

During my senior year in high school Sinead O'Connor released her most influential and important album of her career. I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got was WAY more than Nothing Compares 2U. The entire album was the first Gen X soundtrack of the 90s and songs like The Emperor's New Clothes, I AmContinue reading “Day Two – #SeptVinylChallenge – Disappointing Follow-Up”

Day One – Bargain Find #SeptVinylChallenge

So in one of the many places I lived Spokane, Washington was one of them. This town of 250,000 located in eastern Washington was a great place to call home. It is also a spot where I purchased a lot of vinyl albums during my teen years. One place where I found a number ofContinue reading “Day One – Bargain Find #SeptVinylChallenge”

Join me in taking the #SeptVinylChallenge

(a project created by Craig Bididman – educator, blogger, music fan) During the month of September I am going to be taking a trip down music memory lane. Doing some remembering on a collection of music that has long since departed my ownership. Everyone who knows me knows that I have a massive love ofContinue reading “Join me in taking the #SeptVinylChallenge”

Lilith Fair 1997, wishing for Lilith Fair 2017

It was a moment in time. The Lilith Fair debuted this month in 1997. The brain child of Sarah McLachlan and featuring an exclusively female line-up the festival had its heyday from 1997-1999. And it was amazing. It featured Jewel, Tracy Chapman, The Indigo Girls, Missy Elliott, India Arie, 4 Non-Blondes, Lisa Loeb, you nameContinue reading “Lilith Fair 1997, wishing for Lilith Fair 2017”

Its time to bring back the test . . .

“A curious peculiarity of our memory is that things are impressed better by active than by passive repetition. I mean that in learning (by heart, for example), when we almost know the piece, it pays better to wait and recollect by an effort from within, than to look at the book again. If we recoverContinue reading “Its time to bring back the test . . .”